Factsheet
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland: Site Specific Fact Sheets: Buemene-Korokoro
United Nations Environment Programme

Site fact sheet for Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland


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2011
Reports and Books
Towards a life cycle sustainability assessment: making informed choices on products
United Nations Environment Programme

Every day, unsustainable patterns of consumption, unsustainable production methods and population growth challenge the resilience of the planet to support human activities. At the same time, inequalities between and within societies remain high leaving billions with unmet basic human needs and a disproportionate vulnerability to global environmental change. To counteract this trend, UNEP and SETAC have worked together to develop the current work Towards a Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment. This has been achieved through the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative.</p><p>A key objective of the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative is to help extend life cycle assessment (LCA) methods and practices. One major achievement has been the development of methods and techniques that can measure sustainability and allow LCA to support decision-making toward more sustainable product and process systems. In this way, life cycle techniques can be used to carry out life cycle sustainability assessments. This guidance document provides a starting point for learning about the methodologies and techniques suitable for life-cycle-based ways of measuring sustainability.</p><p>Environmental life cycle assessment, life cycle costing and social life cycle assessment are techniques with similar aims and methodological frameworks addressing individually the three sustainability pillars. Towards a Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment shows how it is possible to combine them into an integrated assessment and outlines how they can be used to contribute to an overarching life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA).</p><p>This publication is a natural step in UNEPs work, which has in the past decade focused on developing the 10-Year Framework of Programmes for Sustainable Development and which is now also focusing on economic sustainability through the UNEP Green Economy Initiative. This publication will increase the awareness of stakeholders and decision-makers in governments, agencies for international cooperation, business and consumers associations who are called on to take integrated and holistic decisions on products.


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2011
Reports and Books
Mauritius Environment Outlook Report
Government of Mauritius

Since 1990, environment and sustainable development have been positioned high on the world’s agenda. The global community has become increasingly conscious of its fundamental dependency on ecosystems and its simultaneous impacts on these same ecosystems through the pressures of population growth, resource consumption and the discharge of waste and pollutants to air, land and water. The outcome of the various conferences held, from Agenda 21 (1992), through the Barbados Plan of Action (1994) and the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (2002) to the Mauritius Strategy (2005) have all successively recognised that access to information on the environment is one of the catalyst for the implementation of the policies contained in these reports. It is this awareness and commitments taken by States to foster sustainable development that have driven the emergence of environmental reporting in an effort to improve understanding of the environment, monitor its health and serve as a tool to ensure its protection. The Mauritius Environment Outlook Report (MEO) is the fi rst report of its kind published by the Government of Mauritius, which refl ects a fi rmly based and growing recognition of the importance attached to environmental issues as an integral part in the pursuit of sustainable development.


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2011
Reports and Books
Inventory of Mercury Releases in South Africa
South Africa, Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

The benefits of undertaking a situation analysis of mercury in South Africa, and the development of an inventory of mercury use, sources, availability of safer and effective and affordable alternatives where applicable in South Africa include protecting the environment from releases of mercury and preparation for effective participation of the South African delegation in the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC IV) on mercury, and priority setting for the country.


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2011
Reports and Books
Marine Litter in the NOWPAP Region
United Nations Environment Programme, Northwest Pacific Action Plan

During the implementation of NOWPAP Marine Litter Activity, a regional overview regarding marine litter in the NOWPAP region was prepared in October 2007, based on the data and information available in the region (from 2002 to 2005) on existing legal instruments, institutional arrangements, programmes and initiatives. It was then slightly updated and reprinted in 2008. As the third regional overview, this report covers recent developments related to marine litter problem in the NOWPAP region and includes data from 2006 to 2009. The main objective of this assessment is to understand the current status of the marine litter
problem in the Northwest Pacific region, its composition and possible sources.


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2011
Chapters and Articles
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Chapter 4: Assessment of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater
United Nations Environment Programme

This chapter deals with site-specific land contamination issues where the focus was on soil and groundwater contamination. Sites were assessed on a case-by case basis, where it was often possible to pinpoint the source of the contamination and identify the operator responsible for clean-up.


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2011
Reports and Books
Livelihood security: Climate Change, Conflict and Migration in the Sahel
United Nations Environment Programme

The Sahelian countries (CILSS) are among the poorest countries in the world with the most degraded environments. They are also among the countries that are the most vulnerable to the estimated effects of climate change. This makes the region an area to focus regional and international attention on, in respect to the possible effects of climate change and its potential linkages to migration and/or conflict. This study focuses on the nine countries that form the Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel namely, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Mali, Chad, Niger, Gambia and Burkina Faso.


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2011
Chapters and Articles
Environmental Assessment of Ogoniland Chapter 2: Background to Environmental Degradation in Ogoniland
United Nations Environment Programme

This section describes in detail Ogoniland’s environmental setting and oil industry operations.


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2011
Our Planet
Forests: Nature at Your Service - Our Planet June 2011
United Nations Environment Programme

The United Nations Environment Programme's flagship magazine.


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2011
Reports and Books
Global Outlook on SCP Policies: Taking Action Together [Preview of main report]
United Nations Environment Programme

This report presents the first findings of the Global Outlook on SCP Policies, commissioned from UNEP by the European Commission, which provides a nonexhaustive review of government policies and business and civil society initiatives to move towards sustainable consumption and production (SCP). Broad in scope and worldwide in coverage, it includes examples ranging from regional strategies and frameworks to specific policies in a single country. SCP touches upon all aspects of economic activity, and some of the policies that add most value are not necessarily branded with the language of ‘SCP’ but rather under resource efficiency or sectoral initiatives. These efforts have also been captured by the Global Outlook on SCP Policies.


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2011